Do you want to be a Consent Educator?
We are seeking Educators for our 2018-2019 season. Educators are responsible for performing a 60-minute show about sex, sexuality, relationships, consent, and sexual assault, alongside four fellow educators. Educators will also lead trainings and workshops for college student leaders and high school students about aforementioned topics. Speak About It will provide training on topics including: facilitated discussions, active listening, sexual assault response, gender, diversity, and intersectionality during the required rehearsal/training period in July and August, and throughout the year as needed.
Educators will tour the continent in casts of five, sometimes for weeks at a time. Regional and national travel should be expected. Collaboration, teamwork, flexibility, and a commitment to self care and group morale are required for success while on the road.
The season includes our summer 2018 College Orientation Tour, and high school and college shows throughout the year. Educators must be a available for rehearsals starting July 23rd and for the summer tour, August 15 to September 4th, though dates are subject to change slightly. Preference will be given to educators available for both the summer tour and for one to three day show engagements throughout the remainder of the academic year.
Our ideal educators are…
- Empathetic and active listeners
- Collaborative team players
- Flexible, self-starters
- Comfortable and experienced with speaking in front of a crowd
- Have interest or prior academic/work experience in topics including: consent, healthy sexuality, sexual violence prevention, LGBTQIA+ issues, and related topics.
- Interested/able in talking about these issues on stage.
- Improvisers, on stage and in life.
- Able to understand diverse perspectives and navigate dialogue between conflicting opinions.
- Open to new ideas and new people.
- Have prior work/volunteer/academic experience as educators. This could include: teachers, mentors, Scout leaders, outdoor educators, after-school educators, camp counselors, or other educational/leadership roles etc.
Past educators have hailed from all different backgrounds and job experiences. There’s no one recipe for success as a Speak About It educator, but openness to new ideas and familiarity and passion for relationship/sexual health and consent education are key. Acting or public speaking experience preferred but not required.
Our past educators have been professional actors, Gender/Women’s Studies majors, baristas with a passion for sex ed, recent grads with an interest in social justice, Sex Ed gurus, domestic violence advocates, children’s theater directors, special ed teachers, punk rock musicians, wilderness educators, stand-up comedians, and more! We welcome a diversity of folks with different work experiences, gender identities, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, and sexual experiences.
Employment type: Required attendance for Rehearsals (July 23rd - August 10th) and Orientation Tour (August 15th - September 4th), As-needed mid-September to May. Independent contractor status.
Compensation: Educators will be paid $275 per week with housing provided during rehearsals, and $275 per week during Orientation tour, plus $125 food stipend with housing and travel costs covered by Speak About It for the majority of nights during tour.
After Orientation Tour, educators will be paid a flat per-show rate, including per-diems for food.
Speak About It will cover any show-related travel and lodging for any non-local shows.
To apply: Email a brief statement of interest about why you're excited about our work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include professional resume, and a theater resume/headshot if you have one.
Speak About It, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Speak About It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with high schools and colleges to educate, entertain, and empower students to create positive change within their communities, advocate for and practice healthy relationship habits, and prevent sexual violence.
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